Renee Garbus is Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages. She is responsible for the company's global insurance and risk management functions. Renee joined PepsiCo in 1986 and has held various leadership positions in financial and capital planning, M&A, international treasury, cash management and pensions. Before joining PepsiCo, Renee worked at Merck, Inc. in the Financial Reporting and Internal Audit Departments. She holds an MBA in Finance from New York University and a BA in Economics from Union College.
Grant Bokerman is Vice President, Legal and Compliance at GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit arm of The Blackstone Group L.P. Previously, Mr. Bokerman was a corporate associate at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where his practice focused on leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions on behalf of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. While at Debevoise, Grant served as pro bono counsel for Komen Greater NYC. He joined the organization's board of directors in 2012. Grant holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center and heads the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center &emdash the only dedicated cancer center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team. He earned a BS Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and his MD at Louisiana State University. His post-doctoral work included an internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, LA (where he was chief resident), and a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. In addition, he received management training in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, has contributed chapters to 15 other volumes, and has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials. Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and Tulane University and is a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.
Kathy is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where she is head of Corporate Access in the Americas. Previously, she has been in the Alternative Capital Raising Group, the Hedge Fund Industry Group and the Financing Group. Kathy first joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 in Debt Capital Markets, left the firm in 2002 and returned in 2005. Prior to rejoining the firm, Kathy worked at L'Oreal Paris and Bain & Company. Kathy earned a BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Josie Thomas is Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for CBS Corporation. In this role, Josie oversees the company's commitment to diversity across all of its businesses. She leads multidimensional diversity and inclusion strategies working with senior executives throughout the corporation to develop talent, diverse suppliers, outreach, advocacy group engagement and national industry impact. In addition, she continues to be the executive sponsor of CBS's employee resource groups, while spearheading the CBS Corporation Diversity Council. Previously at CBS, Josie was Vice President, Business Affairs, CBS News, Director of Business Affairs, CBS News and Broadcast Counsel for the CBS Law Department. She was recently elected to serve on the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the Howard University School of Communications, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Global Journalism and Communications School at Morgan State University. Currently, she is a member of the NAACP Spingarn Award Committee, where she served as Chair in 2010. Josie is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Josie is a graduate of Harvard College, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (J.D.) and a member of the New York State Bar.
As a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, Martha Beard manages transaction banking services for U.S. Federal Government, Global Insurance and Healthcare sectors. She is responsible for driving market share, client solutions and sales performance. Since joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 1986, she has held a variety of positions within Treasury Services, including head of Client Segment Strategy for Corporates and Financial Institutions, and Sales Executive for Brokerage and Hedge Funds. She serves as a board member of CORE, the non-profit entity developing transaction standards for the US Healthcare system. She is a lead sponsor for the J.P. Morgan team supporting the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure and was a founding member of the TSS Women's Interactive Network, as well as Executive sponsor of the New York WIN chapter. She is also an active member of several community-based organizations. She is a graduate of Rutgers University's Center for Women's Senior Leadership Program. Martha is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is an active alumni member.
Ayala Deutsch is Senior Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at the NBA, where she oversees the acquisition, protection and enforcement throughout the world of intellectual property rights belonging to the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Association Development League and USA Basketball. Ms. Deutsch received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989. Ms. Deutsch currently serves on the Women in the Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is an adjunct professor of sports law at Cardozo School of Law.
Amy Tsui Luke is CEO, North America Region and Partner for Expand Research, a company of The Boston Consulting Group. Prior to joining the Expand partnership, Amy was most recently on the Executive Management team and Managing Director of BCG Platinion. Before rejoining BCG, Amy was a Managing Director and Partner at Accenture where she was a leader in the Capital Markets practice.
Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Women's Association of Greater New York, Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board, Susan G. Komen Greater New York and Global Citizens Initiative, Inc.
Nicole Gresham Perry is a Founder and Managing Partner of Carpere Group, a New York-based investment and advisory firm that creates and grows consumer-oriented companies through investing activities. Before founding Carpere, Nicole spent over a decade at J. P. Morgan in various senior positions, primarily in Equity Sales and Trading and ultimately in Investor Client Management, managing the firm's relationships with some of the largest global hedge funds. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2000, Nicole spent eight years at Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the nation's oldest private banks, in both fixed-income and equity research, investment strategy and leadership roles in equity sales. She began her career in finance as an International Tax Associate at Price Waterhouse. Nicole serves on the Board of Directors of Women's World Banking, the global microfinance network. She has toured the globe extensively, speaking with entrepreneurs to fully understand their financial needs. She has also served on the Women's Board of the Boy's Club of New York, and is a former Vice-Chairman of the Associates Committee of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. She is also the National Chairman of the Parent's Leadership Committee of Philips Exeter Academy. Nicole graduated with a dual B.A. in Business and French from Rice University in Houston, Texas and attended L'Institut D'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.